What does ingest mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

  2. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in(verb)

    take up mentally

    "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"


  1. Ingest(v. t.)

    To take into the body by any means, as by inhalation, injection, absorption, as well as through the mouth.

  2. Origin: [L. ingenium, p. p. of ingerere to put in; pref. in- in + gerere to bear.]


  1. ingest(Verb)

    To take into the body, as for digestion.

  2. Origin: From ingerere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingest(verb)

    to take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal

  2. Origin: [L. ingenium, p. p. of ingerere to put in; pref. in- in + gerere to bear.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ingest

    in-jest′, v.t. to throw into the stomach.—n.pl. Ingest′a, substances introduced into an organic body.—n. Ingest′ion:—opp. to Egestion.

Anagrams for ingest »

  1. signet, tinges

  2. Signet

  3. Tinges

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingest in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ingest in a Sentence

  1. Kerryn Barnett:

    That means I will never be able to ingest anything through my mouth ever again, not even water.

  2. Paul Dawson:

    Staph is found on the hands and can cause food-borne infection by producing a toxin outside the body. Then you can ingest the toxin and get sick.

  3. Benjamin Wilks:

    Imagine trying to ingest a gallon of water after a race, it’s pretty much impossible, at least in the timeframe we would be able to rehydrate someone intravenously.

  4. James Scott:

    The American renaissance begins with the unified revolutionary act of turning off and smashing the television, rejecting Hollywood on all fronts and refusing to intellectually ingest the toxic force feed of the establishment minority’s matrix narrative.

  5. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General:

    From California to Maine, consumers ingest pills, powders and liquids every day, not knowing whether they are wasting money or whether they may end up harming, rather than helping, themselves. Unfortunately, many of these products are not what they purport to be or can not do what the distributors claim they can do.

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